Rebirth Of The Flesh

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Rebirth Of The Flesh

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NPG Music Club download - no official artwork created

Song details
Performer: Prince
First Released: 28 August 2001 - NPG Music Club Edition # 8 mp3 download
Album(s): None
Writer(s): Prince
Producer(s): Prince
Live Appearances
First and last live appearance:
  • This track is not believed to have been performed live by Prince
Performed regularly on tour:
  • none
Performed occasionally in shows:
  • none

Rebirth Of The Flesh was released as an mp3 download as part of NPG Music Club Edition # 8. The released version was a rehearsal version from 1988 (labelled Rebirth Of The Flesh (Rehearsal '88)), from rehearsals for the aborted US leg of the Sign O' The Times Tour. No other details about musicians, recording date or location were given, but Greg Brooks is audible and also named in the song, which dates it to being recorded somewhere before mid February 1988 when he and Wally Safford left the band. The studio version remains unreleased.

Basic tracking for the studio version were recorded on 28 October 1986 at Sunset Sound in Hollywood, California (the day after a re-recording of Feel U Up, the same day as Rockhard In A Funky Place, two days before Good Love). It was included as the first track on the 5 November 1986 configuration of the Camille album (credited to the pseudonym Camille), which was later aborted. A few weeks later, it was included as the first track on the first disc of the triple-album Crystal Ball on the 30 November 1986 configuration. The track was removed when the album was eventually pared down and became Sign O' The Times.

Recording Information
Recording Sessions
Date Studio Additional info
28 October 1986 Sunset Sound,
Hollywood, CA, USA
Basic tracking
Early 1988 (assumed) Paisley Park Studios,
Chanhassen, MN, USA (assumed)
Rehearsal recording
Recording Personnel

Rehearsal version

Unreleased studio version

Released Versions
Title Length Released Version Additional info
Rebirth Of The Flesh (Rehearsal '88) 4:02 NPG Music Club Edition # 8 mp3 download Rehearsal Recorded early 1988 (assumed)

Unreleased Versions
Title Version Additional Info
Rebirth Of The Flesh Studio Studio version recorded 28 October 1986
Additional Information

See also Trivia

  • Rebirth Of The Flesh's title was likely inspired by Miles Davis's 1957 album Birth Of The Cool (a compilation of previously-unreleased tracks recorded in 1949 and 1950).

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